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October 01, 2009


Geoff Green

Shame. Went there on my first date with my wife-to-be back in 1994; went back again with her late last year, for the second time, after moving back to the area. ;(


Best of luck Mary and to the Sholtz team from all of us at . One door closes and a new one opens:-)

Dan Aced

As the last bartender and senior staff member over the last two years, I have been grateful for the opportunity to see Durham through the eyes of Anotherthyme. Thank you for the memories and the support.
Peace and Love -

- dan aced


I also went there on a first date with my wife-to-be in 1998 and we finally went back this spring.

Liz Ananat

Went there for my very first meal in Durham, when I came to interview for my job--my employers-to-be thought Anotherthyme exemplified the high-quality but low-key lifestyle that Durham had to offer. I agreed, and was hooked on the city.

The many great "foodie" restaurants we have today stand on the shoulders of this giant. It will be remembered gratefully!

Dan Clever

A sad day- my wife and I went there frequently before we had our kid. We loved the AT Chicken, the bar, and the fact that you could carry a conversation without yelling. I hope the new owners will retain some of those.

Cathy Clabby

Ms. Bacon and her staff cooked up (and poured) many a good memory for myself, my family and my friends. Best wishes to all of them.

Ellen C

Some of us remember "Somethyme", which I always assumed was also Mary's child. It was on Broad Street, approximately where Cup-a-Joe is now. It was a favorite lunch destination of the Duke Music Department crowd at a time when the only other locations close to East Campus were The Student Prince and Kentucky Fried Chicken (both in what is now the Whole Foods shopping center). My husband and I ate at Anotherthyme last year and commented on how the menu & ambience still were so right. Good luck to Mary, and thanks for many happy food memories!

Joseph F

I believe Somethyme was somehow the parent of both Anotherthyme and Pyewacket in CH. Vague memories of all sorts of new things being tried, both in and out of the Kitchen.
And for former places near East, don't forget the wondeful Ivy Room and that late night, only after much imbibing standby, Steak and Eggs!


Somethyme, Anotherthyme, Pyewacket. Now all three are gone. I'm grateful for their long history and many delicious, healthy and innovative meals. They were the places I knew I could always go for something Good. Best wishes to the Anotherthyme family for future success in whatever they do with themselves.


Please tell me we're not getting another Irish Pub.

Mike Woodard

To Mary and all who worked at AT over the years:

Thanks for all the great food and all the great memories.

What will I do without the Tofu Tahini dressing, the best in the world?

Mike Woodard

Eric W

Anotherthyme was the regal queen of an earlier generation of restaurants at this end of town that not only included Somethyme, but also (as noted) the Ivy Room, the Cosmo Room, the (original) Subway, and Anna Maria's--all wonderful places to eat, talk, and soak up Durham.

Samantha E.

Anotherthyme was the location of so many treasured memories, of wonderful meals with good friends and visitors to Durham. And every single person I've ever taken there agreed that the raspberry cocotte was one of the best desserts on the planet. So sad that Anotherthyme has closed its doors.


here's to hoping that the people that own the james joyce and aliva's can bring something really good to that AT spot and make it as good as anotherthyme used to be back in the day. AND, they need to make it more worth while than aliva's.


This makes me so sad. This was "our spot" for a former girlfriend and I. We ate there many, many times to celebrate good times. Oh for the AT fried chicken and a glass of the Jeckell Riesling from Australia.

Sunny Daye

UNC frosh year, my dorm RA took some of us to the original Pyewacket. From my naive, WASPy meat, potatoes and green vegetable background, I was unprepared for the earthiness of that original store.

Later, Pyewacket went upscale across the street and I was better able to appreciate its offerings.

I recall the semi-early days of Somethyme while venturing over to uber-adventurous Durham, lots of natural wimmin running things, wimmin's music performances (Ruth someone), friends working there (and hearing lots of ribald stories of the anything goes afterhours--and before hours--employee bonding).

Then Somethyme morphed into Seventh Street and a bit more gentility in the offerings. A great place for first dates (except for some of the rude at worst, indifferent at best waitstaff).

Some of that service found its way to AT, but mostly it was just...elsewhere.

My faves: the build-your-own salad and the (what was it called?) the MBT (?)--Mary Bacon's own special, signature sandwich (after it left the Pyewacket and AT menu one could still ask for it and receive it).


We lived in Durham when AnotherThyme and Brightleaf Square opened. Brightleaf Square really changed Durham. It was so exciting! To me, AnotherThyme was a more upscale version of SomeThyme which we loved. If I remember correctly, SomeThyme and Pyewacket were the Bacons' two restaurants and when they divorced Dave got Pywacket and Mary took SomeThyme. The food in all three restaurants was as good as I have had in any restaurant since then. They were wonderful places and they did set the standard for food in the area. I am so sad to hear that they are gone. As an aside, I had forgotten all about The Ivy Room. I know that I was there but I just can't remember it.

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